August Walla Walla First Friday ArtWALK… guest artist Zac Merten…
Each month Shady Lawn Antiques & Art Gallery invites a guest artist to display their work during the First Friday ArtWALK.
Friday, August 3rd (from 5 to 8 pm) you have the opportunity to meet Walla Walla artist, Zac Merten, founder of Water Drop Workshops and see a selection of his work. You will find Zac’s work to be creative, innovative, and well executed.
In Zac’s words: “Water Drop seeks truth in design and by that we mean accepting and honoring not only the winding path of innovation, but also the subtle imperfections and character of materials we use. By passing these qualities to the final pieces we produce, we are forging our way into new realms of design. We take great measures towards sourcing salvaged metals, wood, or wind fallen timber in an effort to help lower our impact on the earth and to find materials with character and beauty. In doing so, our pieces embody the natural beauty of each raw material we source.”
Hand colored pen and ink drawings by Washington State University Landscape Architecture Professor, Ken Struckmeyer, are also being shown. An individual that recently met Ken described him as a kind of Renaissance man. A peek at his VITA would indicate that description is true. Ken is/was a WSU Professor, Chairman of the Faculty Senate, University Ombudsman, PAC-10 Rowing Coach of the Year, and Artist. Ken’s drawings reflect his creative, lighthearted, and perhaps whimsical outlook on life and design.
Resident artist, Leslie Klicker, has recently hung two new local Landscape paintings in her studio/gallery. Leslie has had her art studio and gallery at Shady Lawn for three years. She specializes in water-color and acrylic paintings. Leslie paints amazing portraits that capture the personality of her subjects. Her landscapes depict the ever-changing colors and textures of the Walla Walla Valley.
Dave Emigh (that’s me) has been crafting furniture from local reclaimed barn wood for ten years. A tall Side Table/Server created with wood from a barn built in 1864 is currently on display. The two most recent pieces are an industrial-look table on iron wheels and a bench that pays homage to life on the farm.
Winemaker Karen LaBonte will be pouring her Trio Vintners wine. Meat, cheeses, and fruit from Klicker’s Store will also be served.